Coping Mechanisms & Blog

Nov 11, 2015
If you believe that 95% of all employees are responsible adults (good guess) and that they come to work each day planning to do their best, try to take a positive approach to discipline…
Oct 23, 2015
As the Baby Boomers retire at a rate of 10,000 a day and Millennials take hold in the workplace, the workforce shortage will become more and more apparent.  Baby Boomers outnumber Millennials…
Oct 16, 2015
Compensation consists of three things: direct compensation like wages and salaries, bonuses, commissions, and incentives.  Indirect compensation includes many benefits like health insurance,…
Oct 09, 2015
If having a CEO succession plan in place is at the bottom of the list, you’re not alone. A survey of nonprofit Board of Directors found that 69% do not have a succession plan and 78%…
Oct 07, 2015
Cope & Associates, Inc. is proud to be a supporting sponsor for Vermont Stage Company. Vermont Stage is Burlington's only year-round, professional, theatre company Since 1994, they…
Oct 02, 2015
During the selection process, organizations want to learn everything they can about a candidate. Hiring someone is an important decision and you want to make sure you are selecting…
Sep 25, 2015
Ever wonder if leadership development programs are worth it? We know an effective leadership development program can make you a stronger leader, and now new research suggests it can…
Sep 18, 2015
Every organization is bound to face significant change at some point. Leading change brings a new set of pressures and needed skill set for even the experienced leader. An external…
Sep 12, 2015
Thank you to everyone who came out to are presentation on Thursday at the SHRM Conference. In case you missed it, you can check it out online here. 
Aug 13, 2015
With an aging population, it's no surprise that Vermont employers struggle to fill positions. Jobs are here but there aren't enough workers. Paula Cope provides some insights on addressing…